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135. Masquerade by Melissa de la Cruz...

August 20, 2009
About the book:
Schuyler Van Alen wants an explanation for the mysterious deaths of young vampires. With her best friend, Oliver, Schuyler travels to Italy in the hope of finding the one man who can help--her grandfather. Meanwhile, back in New York, preparations are feverishly under way for the Four Hundred Ball, an exclusive gala hosted by the city's wealthy, powerful, and unhuman--a true Blue Blood affair.

But it's at the after-party, a masquerade ball thrown by the cunning Mimi Force, that the real danger lurks. Hidden behind the masks is a revelation that will forever change the course of a young vampire's destiny.

Rich with glamour, attitude, and vampire lore, this second installment in the Blue Bloods saga will leave readers thirsting for more.

drey's thoughts:
So after reading Blue Bloods, I couldn't NOT pick up Masquerade. Especially when it was sitting in my library pile, just looking at me...

In this installment, Schuyler and Oliver head to Venice to look for her long-missing grandfather, Lawrence. Hoping against hope that he has something, anything to help them discover who the Silver Bloods are, and how to stop them from killing any more vamps... In addition, Schuyler finds out that she's actually related to Mimi (horror of horrors!)--her mother and Mimi's father are twins.

On that note--I should mention that I'm not too thrilled with the taboo relationship that is covered here. I know that it's in context of the original cast having roles to play and fulfill, etc., but it's still a little disturbing in my lil' ol' brain...

In any case, Masquerade picks up where Blue Bloods left off, and continues the saga, without giving anything away. There are new characters, and new plot lines for some of the existing characters. If you've never read this, and are a fan of vampire series, then you need to give it a try. I'm off to consolidate my thoughts on Revelations!

Title: Masquerade
Author: Melissa de la Cruz
ISBN-10: 0786838930
ISBN-13: 9780786838936
Hardcover: 304 pages
Publisher: Hyperion, 2007

Challenges: Support Your Local Library, 100+, Vampire, Series

4 comments:

carolsnotebook said...

I love this cover. I may have to pick up Blue Bloods first, just so I can read this one.

Serena said...

I really liked this book as well, but I wanted more of the family's past, but I am sure those are waiting for me in Revelations, which I haven't started yet.

ANovelMenagerie said...

This cover spooks me!

Debbie's World of Books said...

I am so hooked on this series and cannot wait for The Van Alen Legacy to come out

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